Posts Tagged ‘Royal Caribbean International’

Royal Caribbean Opens First Year-long Program To Cuba

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

The world’s most adventurous cruise line is giving adventure-seekers more opportunities than ever to explore the vibrant island destination of Cuba with new sailings to Havana on Empress of the Seas. (more…)

Royal Caribbean to Boost Marina Bay Capacity, Extend Season

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Hong Kong's Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas (Photo credit - Caribbean International announced that the Mariner of the Seas will be starting her upcoming Southeast Asian season a month earlier, adding 10 round-trip sailings from Singapore in September 2017. (

Yes Announce 2018 Cruise to the Edge Dates and Lineup

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Cruise to the Edge, the annual oceanic event hosted by prog vets Yes, has been booked for 2018. Promising “some of the world’s greatest prog-rock musical artists,” next year’s Cruise calls for a five-night voyage setting sail out of Tampa on Feb. 3 and heading for a pair of new ports: Belize City, Belize and Costa Mayo, Mexico. (

Royal Caribbean returns to New Orleans, adds capacity to Galveston and Miami

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Vision of The SeasAfter a three-year hiatus, Royal Caribbean International will return to the city of New Orleans, Louisiana with the newly announced repositioning of Vision of the Seas for the 2018-2019 winter season. (

Ovation of the Seas Undergoing Unscheduled Drydock

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Ovation of The Seas (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)The Ovation of the Seas is in a drydock in China for “maintenance on components of the ship’s propulsion system,” according to Royal Caribbean International. (

Royal Caribbean Introduces New Adventures From The Gulf Coast With The Addition Of Two Ships In The Region In 2018

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

After a three-year hiatus, Royal Caribbean International will return to the legendary city of New Orleans, Louisiana with the newly announced repositioning of Vision of the Seas for the 2018-2019 winter season. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Reveals China, Singapore and Australia 2018-19 Deployment Lineup. Newest Quantum Ultra-class Ship To Sail From Asia-pacific

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Royal Caribbean International has unveiled future plans for the first Quantum Ultra-class ship to be based in the Asia-Pacific region. Set to be launched in spring 2019, the yet-to-be-named ship will be the next evolution of the groundbreaking Quantum class and will join her sister ships, Quantum of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas. (more…)

Royal Caribbean International Makes Inaugural Visit To Havana

Monday, April 24th, 2017

It was a historic day for Royal Caribbean International yesterday when the cruise line made its inaugural visit to Cuba with the newly revitalized Empress of the Seas as part of a 5-night sailing from Miami. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Closes Out Record Breaking Australia Season

Monday, April 24th, 2017

The Explorer of the Seas made her final visit to Sydney’s OPT this summer on April 22, concluding Royal Caribbean’s record breaking summer cruise season in Australia and New Zealand, according to a company statement. (

UK. Royal Caribbean Doubles your cruise holiday with new two-in-one package on land and sea

Friday, April 14th, 2017

From September 2017, guests will be able to stay in the theme-park capital of the world, Orlando, before hopping on board a cruise ship. (

Puerto Rico to Upgrade Pier for Royal Caribbean

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Freedom of The Seas
The Puerto Rico Ports Authority confirmed that it would upgrade the Pan American II Pier in San Juan in partnership with Royal Caribbean Cruises in supporting the deployment of the Freedom of the Seas to San Juan for the 2018 cruise season. (

Royal Caribbean Aims to Reunite 2008 Championship Basketball Team on Harmony of the Seas

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)After learning that a team of iconic basketball greats were planning a 10-year reunion without inviting a key member of the squad, Royal Caribbean International decided that something needed to be done to mend the lifetime bonds made by winning at the ultimate level.

Royal Caribbean Wants to Give a Team of Thrill Seekers a Trip Around the World and a Shot at the Ultimate Instagram

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Royal Caribbean International is on the lookout for the “World’s Most Adventurous Squad.” The #AdventureSquad social media contest will challenge explorers and aspiring Instagram stars to act on their wanderlust and prove that their adventurousness is off the charts. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Announces 2018 European Odysseys, Featuring New Ports of Call

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Rome - Piazza San Pietro - Vatican CityRoyal Caribbean International invites travelers to come seek Europe like never before with its 2018 European deployment, headlined by the fleet’s newest ship Symphony of the Seas ̶ the world’s largest and most adventure-filled cruise ship. (more…)

Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian dies on cruise ship

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Sib Hashian, the former drummer of the rock band Boston, died while performing on a cruise ship on Wednesday night. Hashian’s, son Adam Hashian, told TMZ that the 67-year-old drummer collapsed while performing on the Legends of Rock Cruise. (

Royal Caribbean Announces 2018-2019 Caribbean, Alaska And Northeast Itineraries

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Royal Caribbean has unveiled its strongest lineup yet of North American itineraries in 2018-19, with the addition of a fourth Oasis Class ship, named Symphony of the Seas, a brand new terminal at PortMiami, and a diverse array of adventure-packed ships sailing from South Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast.

Royal Caribbean’s last ever cruise by Legend of the Seas departs Dubai

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Legend of the Seas departed Dubai on March 13th on her final cruise with Royal Caribbean International, marking the end of an illustrious cruising career. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Completes Adventure of the Seas Refurb With New Restaurant, Cabins

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Almost four months after Hurricane Matthew forced Royal Caribbean to scale back and divide up its refurbishment of Adventure of the Seas, the ship has received the last of its upgrades. Among the new additions are Chops Grille and studio cabins. (

Two Royal Caribbean ships bring 7,500 passengers to Phuket on single day

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas and Ovation of the Seas called at Phuket in Thailand on the same day on 7 March. (

Royal Caribbean’s Newest And World’s Largest Cruise Ship Symphony Of The Seas Headlines 2018-2019 Deployment

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Royal Caribbean today breaks ground on the dramatic new PortMiami Terminal A, which will herald the arrival of what will be the world’s largest cruise ship and the global cruise line’s newest addition, Symphony of the Seas. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Finalizes Agreement With The Bahamas To Grow Tourism To The Destination

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

The world’s largest cruise line, Royal Caribbean International, has committed to a multi-year agreement with the island nation of The Bahamas that will help grow tourism to the destination, rapidly increase the cruise line’s employment of Bahamian nationals and invest in hospitality training to develop talent in the country. (more…)

Multi-million dollar partnership announced for Singapore’s fly-cruise market

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Royal Caribbean International has entered a second multi-million dollar marketing partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group. (

Royal Caribbean Re-Categorizing Staterooms on Most Cruise Ships

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Royal Caribbean has announced that they are re-categorizing the staterooms on most of their cruise ships that will make them more concise, easier to interpret, and, most importantly, consistent across the fleet. (

Royal Caribbean Announces Appointment Of Uk & Ireland Sales Director

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Royal Caribbean has announced that Amanda Darrington has been appointed Sales Director UK & Ireland, following Ben Bouldin’s promotion to Associate Vice President and Managing Director UK & Ireland.

UK Tour Guide Wins Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Instagram Competition

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Irish tour guide Ciara Flynn has won a three-week Royal Caribbean cruise after beating 75,000 entrants from around the U.K. and Ireland to win the line’s first “Intern-Ship” prize. (

Royal Caribbean Adding Lifeguards, Water Safety Signage to All Cruise Ships

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

This weekend, passengers onboard Oasis of the Seas will notice a few new crew members hanging out by the pools — licensed lifeguards. The lifeguards are just one piece of a new water safety program Royal Caribbean is implementing fleetwide that will also include water safety instruction and shipwide signage. (

Royal Caribbean latest cruise line to cancel Turkey ports of call

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Royal Caribbean has canceled all scheduled stops in Turkey for the 2017 season, becoming the latest cruise line to do so following Carnival Corporation’s Cunard Line and P&O Cruises December decisions to stop sailing to the Mediteranean nation. (

Ovation of the Seas Departs on Final Australian Cruise for Season

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Ovation of The Seas (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas will bid farewell to her Sydney home for the final time this season on Monday Feb. 20, completing her maiden season in the market. (

Safety issues keep Royal Caribbean cruise ship, thousands of passengers at port overnight

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Almost 3,000 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas will wake up Monday morning in the port from which they never disembarked. (

Coast Guard Holds Majesty of the Seas in Port for Faulty Life Saving Equipment

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Majesty of the SeasRoyal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas is holding in Port Canaveral after the ship failed a surprise inspection by the Coast Guard. Among the “technical issues” the Coast Guard found fault with were concerns over some of the lifejackets onboard. (

Cesilie Carlton performs 55-ft dive on Harmony of the Seas

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Cesilie Carlton, a 35-year-old American high diver, is seen limbering up atop the 55ft high platform as the fast-moving ocean churns past below her, before leaping off and performing several somersaults into the pool underneath. (

Royal Caribbean International Opens New Sailings To Cuba

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Royal Caribbean's Empress Of The SeasGuests looking to dive deeper into the culture and nightlife of Cuba will now have the opportunity to experience the island at night on Empress of the Seas’ new sailings to Havana. (more…)